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Divergent effects of lipids on stroke

Nature Medicinevolume 25pages543544 (2019) | Download Citation

A large study provides causal evidence of the opposing effects of plasma low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels on ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke in a Chinese population and suggests there is a a net benefit associated with LDL lowering.

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  1. Department of Neurology, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

    • Neal S. Parikh
    •  & Mitchell S. V. Elkind
  2. Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

    • Mitchell S. V. Elkind


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M.S.V.E. discloses receiving personal compensation for serving as an expert witness for Merck/Organon and Auxilium; honoraria for writing chapters on stroke for UpToDate; and research support but no personal compensation for a federally funded clinical trial related to stroke prevention from both the BMS-Pfizer Alliance for Eliquis and Roche; and serving as an unpaid national board member of the American Heart Association. N.S.P. has no competing interests.

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